Dr. Laurel Riek is an Associate Professor in Computer Science and
Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, with joint
appointments in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Contextual
Robotics Institute. Dr. Riek directs the Healthcare Robotics Lab, and
leads research in human-robot teaming and health informatics, and builds
intelligent systems which work proximately with people. Riek’s current
research projects have applications in acute care, neurorehabilitation,
and community health, and focus on fostering inclusion and
Dr. Riek received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of
Cambridge, and B.S. in Logic and Computation from Carnegie Mellon. Riek
served as a Senior Artificial Intelligence Engineer and Roboticist at
The MITRE Corporation from 2000-2008, working on learning and vision
systems for robots, and held the Clare Boothe Luce chair in Computer
Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame from 2011-2016.
Dr. Riek has received the NSF CAREER Award, AFOSR Young Investigator
Award, Qualcomm Research Award, and multiple best paper awards.